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The Toy Kingdom That
Sets Pace In Turkish War The toy kingdom of Montenegro, < whose Initiative has plunged the Bal kan states into war with Turkey, is inhabited by the most warlike people of all Kurope. A recent traveler in that country describes It as follows: "The road from Cattaro, in Dal matia, is hewn out of the face of! a mile-high rock, which rises almost ! straight up from the sea. As we grad ually got to the top the fjord unrolled itself below; we could see its every turn, its lakes, with their stupendous walls, and beyond the blue Adriatic. It is difficult to speak of that ride : without dealing in superlatives. On the Boundary. "Before leaving Cattaro we set the ; barometer at zero When it regis tered 4,300 feet the automobile, stopped to cool the motor, and for a half hour we sat there looking down upon the zig-zag road which we had scaled that gigantic preci pice and sat upon the quaint old Dalmatian city and its wonderful ap proach of mountain-locked lakes. Then we started again, and present ly crossed a line of rocks laid across the road. 'That line,' said the chauf feur. is the boundary line between Dalmatia and Montenegro.' A mile further on at a stone house several huge men with flerce mustaches and belts bristling with guns and dag gers examined our baggage. No one i had anything dutiable, so the auto mobile quickly started on its way. "We passed a place where the win-: ter before the chauffeur remained 1 four days buried in a snow drift. ? ? At last, realizing that if he remained there he would both starve and | freeze he set out on foot, and with in a dozen yards stumbled off the road into a snowdrift thirty feet deep. Only by the most superhuman effort did he succeed in getting out. Luckily, a short distance beyond was a s'jue hut. and into this the chauf feur staggered and remained three weeks. "As we passed the stone hut he waved a friendly greeting to a man and woman standing in the doorway. 'Had it not been for them,' he said, "I would have frozen to death.' Merits Its Name. "Even in the warmth of a bril liant October day the approach to Montenegro is gloomy and forbidding. It merits its name 'Black Mountain.' As we halted a minute on the summit of the pass one of our fellow passen gers. a German, exclaimed 'Ein Fel sen Meer!" (a crag sea. a sea of crags). And that is what it is. On every side, as far as the eye can reach. "It is said the Montenegrins came originally from Servla to escape Turkish rule?from which it is plain Turkish rule must have been pretty bad. For assuredly no one would elect to live among a mass of crags and rocks unless the alternative were very disagreeable indeed. There seems little place for crops to grow in Montenegro, and the people would fare badly were it not for Europe's international Jealousy. "Montenegro has some 50,000 nion, the sturdiest, biggest and bravest men in Europe, all born fighters, all accustomed to carrying arms from ? The help of 50,000 such fighters is no mean asset in a con troversary between powors. In 1877 it was Monteuegro's aid which helped Russia win an easy victory over Tur key. And so Austria, Russia and Italy all pay court to this rugped mountain country. Austria built the superb road which opened the way from Cattaro to Cetinje. Russia is building in Cetinjo a fine group of government buildings for the Monte negro officials, and to Italy Montene gro owes her superb harbor at Antl vari. It is said that whenever Mon tenegro's ruler wantB a shipload of guns all he has to do is to drop a hint to that effect, and Austria, Rus sia and Italy, liko three suitors for a lady's hand, fall over one another to see which can have the honor of supplying the little country's wants. Haughty Giants. "Cetinje, the capital, is situated in a valiev henuned in on all sides by towering rocks. Our automobile de scended into this wild valley and dashed along a long street to the postoftlce. From the postollice we walked to the hotel, and felt like pigmies as we passed the big men of .Montenegro. I do not recall seeing any man in Cetinje who was less than six feet tall, while most of them must have been six feet three or four inches. And all go armed to the teeth, revolvers, swords and daggers in their broad belts, their heads thrown back, stalwart and erect They look as proud and haughty in their bearing as if they were kings each and every one of them. "The town has one long street, flanked on both sides by modest and two-story houses. There are a doz en or so short streets which inter sect the main street, and on one of these little cross streets are the 'pal aces' of King Peter and of his son. Prince Mlrko. The King's palace is a plain dwelling about as large as a fourth-rate residence in St Louis. The Prince's palace is a two-story cottage about as big as the home of the average American carpenter. It touches the houses to the left and right of it, and has no yard in front of it. The little porch buts on the sidewalk. "As we strolled by we saw through the open windows a servant Betting His Highness' dinner table, and pres eutly His Highness, a handsome ath letic young fellow, came out on the front porch and sat there smoking cigarettes. People who passed sa luted, and the Prince nodded his head ?it was all so plain, so common place, that the use of royal titles seemed a bit ridiculous. "Across the street was the King directing a Job on the palace?paint ing and carpenter work. He looked like a plain, sun-burned country squire; but that title of king is as genuine as if he were the ruler of a great country. The King of Italy thought it a mesalliance for his cousin to marry the daughter of an American Senator, but the Kiug of Italy himself was perfectly willing to marry, and did marry, the daughter of the old mun we saw bossing that job of painting. Royalty, surrounded even by poverty and squalor, counts in Europe far more than democracy, even though It be gilded and dwell in a palace. "All the big powers keep legations < in Cetinje. Tho French ambassador ! lives in a handsome mansion. Rus sia, Italy and Germany also have there pretentious ambassadorial res idences. "Wore Congress to take some sparsely settled Western county, de clare it a kingdom and make the mayor of its chief village king of the new county, It would still bo the same little county, full of rocks and sagebrush. The king would still be the same man he was when they called hlin 'Mayor.' Nevertheless, Europe, which wouldn't speak to a mayor, even of New York, would call that sagebrush potentate 'broth er;' legations would bo established in his shabby little village; royalty would seek in marriage the hand of the daughter. And he himself when abroad would be received with boom ing of cannon and would put up at royalty's palaces. "At any rate that is what has hap pened with old Peter of Montenegro; born in a hut, ruler of a handful of men in a two-by-four country, his capital a mere village, because he has the sense to call himself king he is received by emperors and kaisers as a brother in royalty. And yet Shakespeare says there is nothing in a name! Cetinje lies at tho bottom of a deep bowl, the steep sides of which rise to a height of 1,800 feet above the village. We hired a carriage and drove up the zig-zug road which leads to It to the east, and arrived at the edge of the bowl, we saw the little toy capital to the west, nearly 2,000 feet below, while 4,300 feet below us on the east lay the beautiful lake of Scutarf. It was a magnificent scene." MINES THAT PAID THEIR OWN WAY James Freeburn. superintendent of the Chichagof mines, was a south bound passenger on the City of Seattle yesterday. The mines are doing exceptionally well and showing better all the time. At present they are stopping from high levels, making it a very economical proposition to work the j property. The property being oper-! ated has 'he distinction thus far of ; being the only mine in Alaska that has been developed from a discovery | to the po nt of shipping bullion,j without the investment of a dollar in coin. The first development on the : ledge was paid for through receipts obtained from the milling of float gathered in close proximity to the ledge. The ore obtained through ledge development capitalized the mill and placed the property on the road to a future. Another distinctive feature In the history of this property, originally known as the De Groff mine, is that its flrst development was done through the employment of native la bor under the direction of A. M. Arch angelski, a Russian mining engin eer. Mixed Tickets in the Interior According to recent advices from Fairbanks a merry fight has been on in the Fourth division between what is known is the Wickersham ticket and the Socialists, who are particu larly strong in that section. The Socialists were first in the field with their ticket which consists of J. M. Brooks and John Conua, candidates for senators and Bernard Esthy, Charles H. Dittemar, N. R. King and Daniel McCabe, candidates for representatives. Get Together on Compromise. Down in the Idltarod the Wicker sham followers nominated Henry Ro den, a Wickersham man, the assist ant district attorney, for senator, and in Ruby, at the instigation of the del egate himself, the people put up Dan Sutherland, Wickersham's campaign manager, as candidate for senator. Several other Rubyites announced their candidacy for positions of rep resentative. In Fairbanks the politicians, realiz ing that must unite if they would defeat the Socialists, appointed com mittees of nine from the Republican, Democratic and WIckersham parties to select a compromise ticket. Ticket Is Named. The result of the conference was the naming of a ticket consisting of Roden and Sutherland for senators; William T. Burns, of Little Eldora do; Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks; J. J. Mullaly, of Fox, and E. B. Collins, of Vault Creek, for representatives. Collins is a Republican and Burns is a Democrat, but all the others are WIckersham men, hence there is much dissatisfaction in the rank and file of the two old parties and some are now bolting to the Socialist standard to defeat the WIckersham ticket. Some of these, two nights ago, called a second convention, in which they nominated Tom McGowan for senator in place of John Conna, who is a negro; and William T. Burns in place of Dan McCabe. Otherwise they voted to accept the Socialist ticket (n toto. From the Hot Springs Socialists al so comes a protest against running John Conna for senator and they have nominated Fred William Wag ner. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Case No. 940-A. In the District Court for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Juneau. First National Bank of Juneau, Plain tiff. VB. Ellen G. Bach, Frank Bach, North west Rubber Company, Schwabach er Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. To the NORTHWEST RUBBER COMPANY and SCHWABACHER BROS. & CO., Inc., defendants, GREETING: In the name of the United States of America and pursuant to an order of the above entitled Court in the above entitled cause made on the 5th day of November, 1912, you and each of you are hereby commanded to be and appear in the above entitled court holden at Juneau, in said Division, in said Territory, and answer the com plaint filed against you in the above entitled action within thirty days from the dato of the last publication hereof; and if you fail so to appear and answer for want thereof the plaintiff will apply to the Court for and the Court will grant the relief demanded in said complaint, to-wit: Judgment on a promissory note against Frank Bach, in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), with interest thereon at the rate of twelve per cent (12 per cent) per annum, from tho 24th day of May, 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) attorney's fees; together with its costs and disbursements herein In curred; further for a decree foreclos ing a certain mortgage upon certain property situate in Douglas, Alaska, against all the defendants herein. 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